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Clarke, Sarah C CIV DHA (USA)
Wed, 7 Dec 2022 16:42:21 +0000
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Apologies for cross posting, and please share with any library technicians
who you think may be interested!


The Darnall Medical Library, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
(WRNMMC) will be hiring a Library Technician. Starting salary is $50,643.
Located in Bethesda, MD, we are easily accessible via metro and bus, across
the street from the Medical Center stop on the metro's red line
( The successful candidate will have a "can do"
attitude regarding customer service and collaborating with fellow library
staff and customers. They will tenaciously work to troubleshoot and resolve
IT and serial access issues, and track down the information our customers
need. Because this position is essential to keeping our physical library
open, it is not eligible for regular telework. If you're an on the ground
problem-solver, please consider joining us. The application will be open
from December 6-16, 2022. The application period reflects our desire to hire
talented people quickly.

For more information, and to apply, go to


Major Responsibilities

*	Staffing the library circulation desk, and acting as backup to
interlibrary loan services.
*	Responding to standard queries and document delivery requests;
*	Troubleshooting e-resource access issues;
*	Assisting customers in using library resources and equipment;
*	Explaining library services and policies;
*	Working with an integrated library system (ILS): searching and
editing records, creating patron accounts, checking items in and out.


Please note:


An HR specialist - not a librarian - will be the first person to evaluate
your resume. The library only receives a list of candidates the HR
specialist forwards to us for consideration. For best results, follow the
application tips below.

*	Complete the online resume form provided in USAJOBS. You can send
your existing resume or CV as supplemental material, but fill out the online
resume form. Be sure to send all required documents.
*	Do not approach the online resume as a CV. The HR specialist only
considers the job duties you list under your job titles to determine if you
meet the qualifications of the position. The specialist does not look at
other sections such as publications, continued training, classes taught, or
committee memberships to evaluate your qualifications.
*	Let your official position description be your guide to writing your
job duties. Be explicit. Tell what you do in as much detail as possible. Do
not assume the HR specialist will know.
*	Use the verbiage from the job announcement in your resume. The HR
specialist does not know synonyms from our field or other ways of expressing
*	Under the "Qualifications" heading, you will see a section on
"Specialized Experienced." Your job duties MUST address this specialized
experience. If your job duties do not reflect the ALL of the specialized
experience, the HR specialist will judge you unqualified.


Thank you for helping spread the word!




Sarah C. Clarke, MSLS, AHIP

Medical Librarian, Darnall Medical Library

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Building 1, 3rd Floor, Room 3456

8955 Wood Road

Bethesda, MD 20889-5628

COMM: 301-319-2484

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